A CELTIC superfan is suing the club for a £50,000 payout after falling and hitting his head at a game.

Matt McGlone - editor of Celtic magazine Alternative View - is taking the Parkhead team to court after claiming he suffered injuries in the fall.

Mr McGlone wants compensation of £50,000 plus eight per cent each year since the accident - a total of £66,000 so far.

But, in papers lodged at Glasgow Sherrif Court, Celtic’s lawyers say the accident was Mr McGlone’s own fault.

The 63-year-old was at Parkhead on December 3, 2014, with his teenage son to see Celtic beat Partick Thistle 1-0.

Around 9.40pm he was heading out of the Jock Stein stand when he slipped and hit his head on the metal part of a fold up seat.

Mr McGlone, of Mosspark, suffered a deep cut over his forehead that “bled profusely” and was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Court papers say that, as well as a scar over his eye, he was left with pain in his left knee, neck and back.

Mr McGlone’s lawyers claim a drink was spilled on the ground at the stand, which was also wet due to fans bringing in rain water.

The lawyers say the concrete floor, which is around 20 years old, was worn and slippy, causing the dad to fall.

Their claim reads: “The flooring along the row does not meet the minimum slip resistance value considered by the UK Health and Safety Executive as necessary to provide a safe floor environment.”

But in response, Celtic claims Mc McGlone, who worked for the club, was rushing to meet his 13-year-old son.

The papers state: “It was [Mr McGlone’s] duty not to rush through rows of seating in the stadium.

“It was his duty to watch where he was placing his feet.

“In each and all of these duties, the pursuer failed and by his failure, caused or materially contributed to the accident.”

Lawyers for the club say a steward inspected the ground and found it to be dry.

Mr McGlone says he had to have physiotherapy at the National Stadium Sports Health & Injury Clinic and was unable to work for two weeks following the accident.

His lawyer says the £50,000 bill is to cover the cost of having to employ a helper to assist with carrying out deliveries for four months after the accident, to pay for travel expenses and over the counter pain killers.

Mr McGlone’s claim also states he had to move in with his partner and son for two weeks as he couldn’t look after himself on his own.

The Celtic fan wrote the book Emotionally Celtic and edits fanzine Alternative View.